Museum FAQs

Museum FAQs

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When is the Museum open?

The Museum is open Thursday – Saturday, from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Should I book in advance?

Booking is not essential; it is usually possible to just turn up on the day.  Please always check our website before doing so, in case we are closed for a group booking.  

Can I take photos?

You are welcome to take photos and films as part of your visit. Please feel free to use these for your personal, non-commercial* use.

Please can you:

  • avoid taking photos or filming people without permission
  • avoid taking photos of children without permission from their parent or guardian
  • look out for signs telling you where photography or filming is not allowed
  • ask at reception if you wish to take photographs or film for commercial* use

* Commercial means use that is intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or private monetary compensation

If you share your photos on social media don’t forget to tag the Museum:

How accessible is the museum?

Our lovely historic building does have some access limitations.  Due to the restrictions of the Grade II listed building there is no lift and no wheelchair access to the upper floors.

If you are unable to use the stairs we can offer digital access tours on the ground floor.

There is also low level (gas) lighting in the historic rooms and the rooms themselves are small.

Please do contact us with any questions so we may do our best to help.

Where can I park?

Pay and Display car parking is available in Eastwood.

Just around the corner from the Museum on Scargill Walk is a short stay car-park, with one hour free parking (with a voucher only). Maximum stay is 3 hours. The length of your visit will vary depending on whether you are guided or self-guided, so you will need to ensure you place sufficient time on your car parking ticket.

Long-stay car parking is available at the Sun Inn car park(Opens in a New Window) (£1 all day) on Kelham Way, and also on Victoria Street, with both only a short walk to the Museum.

Click here for a map of Eastwood’s car parks

Can I use public transport?

You don’t need a car to come to us. For bus journeys to Eastwood high street, jump on the Rainbow One(Opens in a New Window) from Nottingham or the Black Cat(Opens in a New Window) from Derby.

Langley Mill train station is only 1.5 miles away.

To help you plan your journey, why not use the traveline(Opens in a New Window) website, which can show you bus and rail routes to Eastwood from almost anywhere in the UK!

D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
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